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Offline Abec13

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Hello everyone.

Welcome to The Gentoo.



IC Form: https://forms.gle/Ex38fBavYi5XFcZr9

Inspiration

The Gentoo is a penguin themed, 65% keyboard that is a clear successor to my previously released board, The Adélie. With The Adelie paying homage to my favorite types of boards, sub 60's, it excluded the number row. For some, this was a deal breaker and I can't say that I blame them.

"Gentoo" is the name of a different species of penguin and as the name of this board works two fold: not only is this board the "Gen 2" of its predecessor, the Gentoo penguin, as you can see here, is a slightly larger penguin than the Adélie which I find aptly describes the relation between this board and the last.

*two weights are not included, for this render, they are simply for presentation of both sides.*

Board Details
Gasket mount.
6 Degree typing angle.
Side weight accents.
Daughter board, centered USB.
QMK and VIA compatible
[Bottom/Internal] Brass Weight.
Approx. 2.33 kg [5.13 lbs] unbuilt assuming brass plate.
Plate Materials: Aluminum, Brass, FR4, Carbon Fiber

Options
Case Color options: E-White, Navy, Forest Green, Black
Base Weight Configuration [$450]: Sandblasted + Coated Brass
PVD Weight Upgrade [+$100]: Silver, Graphite

The Adélie keyboard, at the time of group buy, offered all configurations with PVD Brass. For the Gentoo, the black and silver color scheme will remain. As for the other options ​I have opted for sand blasted brass as a more neutral element to mesh better with more keysets.

*The blue for the Gentoo is not the same blue as the Adélie.

*Color options are only speculated; colors, materials, and finishes are not final.

Pricing
Likely very similarly priced to the Adélie which retailed for $550 USD.

Status
The model is complete, the PCB is in the works. Assembling the vendors necessary to set a group buy date and begin prototyping.

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Group Buy Details
Likely first come first serve just as the Adélie was run. The amount of units per region will be determined after vendors are gathered.

Vendors:
US: Cannon Keys
CA: Deskhero
UK: Prototypist
EU: MKEU
CN: iLumKB
OC: Daily Clack

GB Date: 2021

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IC Form: https://forms.gle/Ex38fBavYi5XFcZr9

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Timeline
08.14.2021
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Shoutouts and credits:

Huge thanks to all the vendors of the Adelie for taking on my projects time and time again and letting people like me make cool things for people
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Offline ogp3

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 13:32:05 »
I love my Adelie, great to see this design coming back again! Very tempted to pick the Gentoo up :D

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 13:40:35 »
Sussy Amogus




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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 13:42:05 »
After binge watching Atypical last weekend, mentions of penguins are heartwarming. This looks excellent, GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 13:46:26 »
Gentoo can get in my belly - love the design! Adelie was just a bit small so this is perf!

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 13:50:23 »
Looks phenomenal, will sell out in no time

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 14:00:00 »
I love my Adelie but this is the one thing (65% form factor) that would make it even better. Absolutely sold! The quality of the design/manufacturing is TOP NOTCH on the Adelie and I love the rounded nature of the case. I saw someone swap the side weights on a black Adelie to be gold instead of silver pvd.... that NEEDS to be an option.

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 14:05:46 »
I'm getting some CA66 vibes here which is great because I totally regret not hopping on that GB.
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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 14:16:13 »
AMOGUS

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 14:18:46 »
Really like :thumb:
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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 14:20:54 »
Loved the Adelie, can't do 40s, so count me in on the Gentoo! That green is extremely clean. Would love silver side pieces with the green, and perhaps black PVD side pieces with the white? Brass suits the blue alu, but not so much the other colors in my opinion.

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 14:21:41 »
I love the design of Adelie but it was a 40%, now this one it's great! :thumb:

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 14:23:11 »
Happy to see this back in a 65% form.

I love the Blue (curious to see it side by side with the Adelie to see the difference).
Black/White is a classic but a bit boring to my taste, the green is a very nice shade but hard to match with many sets.

Hopefully we get one more color. Personally kinda hoping for a Plum/Purple. Or maybe a Pink or maroon/deep red would probably also look great.
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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 15:03:59 »
well, the Adelie is my daily driver and I love it so much! You can count me in on that green any day.

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 15:43:39 »
LFG! Can't wait to get in on this!

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 15:45:30 »
I can blame them

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 16:51:01 »
I'm in  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 16:52:03 »
When I saw the adelie, i was hoping for this! Hopefully there are enough for EU, so I can get one.

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 16:58:45 »
A MILLION TIMES YES!!!

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 18:27:04 »
Always loved the Adelie. Definitely in!

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 18:43:37 »
amogus


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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 22:30:49 »
standard sized adelie?  yes!!!

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 00:06:45 »
Looks great.  I’m a huge fan of my Adelie, and will join this for sure.  I’d love to see the red/brass combo from Adelie on the Gentoo, even if it’s a bit different like the blue renders.

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 00:31:25 »
Would love to pair a Gentoo with my Adelie. I'm also hoping for a red/brass combo!

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 00:31:31 »
Amogus? Sussy...

Board is kind of cute though. Will consider, GLWIC.

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 01:05:46 »
A red option would be nice, but I get that it probably wouldn't fit with the theme

edit: I also think that the weight/accents should be a separate option instead of having set combinations like, Black + PVD Silver Brass, or Navy + Sandblasted Brass
I think we should be able to pick a color and which ever weight/accents we prefer of the two.
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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 01:26:05 »
I just built my Adelie last night and now you are already tempting me again? Wow. Well, I don't think I can justify another 65%, but an ISO Adelie sure would look terrific. The green is a great addition in any case, excellent look.
Best,
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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 02:24:45 »
Ooohh bigger Adelie!
Just wondering. Why stacking 2 middle weights instead of 1?

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 03:58:47 »
I love my Adélie.
I love this biggrer Adélie as well.

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 06:14:04 »
A red option would be nice, but I get that it probably wouldn't fit with the theme

edit: I also think that the weight/accents should be a separate option instead of having set combinations like, Black + PVD Silver Brass, or Navy + Sandblasted Brass
I think we should be able to pick a color and which ever weight/accents we prefer of the two.

This! It was one of my suggestions on IC Form also.
Give us the possibility of choosing the weight type for each color and also to buy as extra and I think more people will be pleased.

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« Reply #30 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 07:13:56 »
is there a way we can have a canadian vendor? duties + shipping sucks whenever we have to order from US company

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 10:05:39 »
dope, looking foward to gb.

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« Reply #32 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 11:36:31 »
Love it, especially the green and brass. I'd like to formally suggest that you reach out to Jae of Prototypist to get him to act as a UK proxy, please!

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« Reply #33 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 11:57:43 »
Love it, especially the green and brass

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« Reply #34 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 12:37:03 »
Love it, especially the green and brass. I'd like to formally suggest that you reach out to Jae of Prototypist to get him to act as a UK proxy, please!
I’d echo this too. I love me some green too!

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 13:07:16 »
Looks phenomenal, will sell out in no time

After binge watching Atypical last weekend, mentions of penguins are heartwarming. This looks excellent, GLWIC!

I love the design of Adelie but it was a 40%, now this one it's great! :thumb:

Loved the Adelie, can't do 40s, so count me in on the Gentoo! That green is extremely clean. Would love silver side pieces with the green, and perhaps black PVD side pieces with the white? Brass suits the blue alu, but not so much the other colors in my opinion.

I love the idea of black with white in concept but leads to a very harsh contrast that I think only plays well for those who want to full commit to the monochrome lifestyle.
LFG! Can't wait to get in on this!

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I just built my Adelie last night and now you are already tempting me again? Wow. Well, I don't think I can justify another 65%, but an ISO Adelie sure would look terrific. The green is a great addition in any case, excellent look.
Best,
Johannes

Your penguin is going to get really lonely without friends. These are pack animals!

Really like :thumb:

Always loved the Adelie. Definitely in!

I love my Adelie but this is the one thing (65% form factor) that would make it even better. Absolutely sold! The quality of the design/manufacturing is TOP NOTCH on the Adelie and I love the rounded nature of the case. I saw someone swap the side weights on a black Adelie to be gold instead of silver pvd.... that NEEDS to be an option.

Black and Gold does look nice in theory but makes for hard keyset matching IMO other than maybe that Pharaoh set coming up.. and GMK Lux

Gentoo can get in my belly - love the design! Adelie was just a bit small so this is perf!

A MILLION TIMES YES!!!

Looks great.  I’m a huge fan of my Adelie, and will join this for sure.  I’d love to see the red/brass combo from Adelie on the Gentoo, even if it’s a bit different like the blue renders.

I think that this time around Red won't be making it on to the roster. As much as I would love to echo forward all of the colors of the Adelie, change is good too :)

dope, looking foward to gb.

Happy to see this back in a 65% form.

I love the Blue (curious to see it side by side with the Adelie to see the difference).
Black/White is a classic but a bit boring to my taste, the green is a very nice shade but hard to match with many sets.

Hopefully we get one more color. Personally kinda hoping for a Plum/Purple. Or maybe a Pink or maroon/deep red would probably also look great.

I have a blue in hand of the Adelie, once we get protos made I will be sure to post some pictures of the side by side. What kind of sides would you pair with the red? And what keyset?

dope, looking foward to gb.

Thanks so much for the kind words guys!

well, the Adelie is my daily driver and I love it so much! You can count me in on that green any day.

I love my Adélie.
I love this biggrer Adélie as well.

I love my Adelie, great to see this design coming back again! Very tempted to pick the Gentoo up :D


I hope they get along, I hear the Adelie penguins can be little bullies........

amogus

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AMOGUS

Amogus? Sussy...

Board is kind of cute though. Will consider, GLWIC.


I must really live under an interenet rock because I have not heard of this until today!  :confused:
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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 13:11:24 »
is there a way we can have a canadian vendor? duties + shipping sucks whenever we have to order from US company

I will talk to the other vendors! For some reason I can't remember, we almost had a Canadian vendor for the Adelie but it didn't pan out.

Love it, especially the green and brass. I'd like to formally suggest that you reach out to Jae of Prototypist to get him to act as a UK proxy, please!

Ohhh yah, Jae and I have talked a fair amount, he took on Islander for me! I will reach out.
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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 13:24:57 »
Ooohh bigger Adelie!
Just wondering. Why stacking 2 middle weights instead of 1?

In the render that lays out the parts, I put two weights in that render just to have both sides of it up facing upward. I should add that under the image..

Or was it that you were referring to the weight appearing to be two different slabs stuck together?
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« Reply #39 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 15:38:02 »
this is so sussy amangus imposter baka

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 16:30:38 »
Ahh I love my Adelie, and the Gentoo looks great too. The green and brass such a good combo.

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 17:47:49 »
Love the design and form factor here, amazing work. Icing on the cake would be per key lighting of sorts, a nice soft hew would be sweet

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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 19:39:02 »
where my gentoo linux jokes at cmon

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Re: [IC] The Gentoo - A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 21:09:37 »
where my gentoo linux jokes at cmon
Best I could do on short notice ;) I am liking the shape of this board - looking fancy!

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« Reply #44 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 21:15:00 »
Missed out on Adelie, so I'm definitely hyped for this one.

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« Reply #45 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 22:47:31 »
where my gentoo linux jokes at cmon
Best I could do on short notice ;) I am liking the shape of this board - looking fancy!

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« Reply #46 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 23:13:58 »
Yes! Another great board from Abec13!

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« Reply #47 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 23:38:44 »
where my gentoo linux jokes at cmon

Ikr? I thought we'd be getting lit up with em.
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« Reply #48 on: Wed, 18 August 2021, 00:50:08 »
Great to see Adelie in 65% form.

I hope ilumKB is the vendor for SEA like it was on Adelie

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« Reply #49 on: Wed, 18 August 2021, 22:24:20 »
ilumkb and MKEU have been added as the SEA and EU vendors respectively.
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